Josh Creamer sealed his first ever ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship at the final race of the 2010 season aboard his Rockstar Makita Suzuki at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. Due to inclement weather throughout the weekend, the track officials were forced to reduce the pro racing to a one moto format, which was won by Chad Wienen aboard his Motoworks Can-Am. Wienen took his second overall win in a row, while Dustin Wimmer rode through the mud to take second place.
"I knew that once I got on this bike it was a championship winning bike," said Creamer after the race. "The QuadRacer R450 is by far the best bike I've ever been on. Everything works awesomely and it handles the best. There's a reason it's a championship-winning bike!"
The final round of the series was an exciting one for Creamer. He went into the race 40 points ahead of Wimmer, and although he was confident that he would be taking home the big trophy at the end of the race, he still put in a championship effort at Loretta Lyn's. After a fast start, Creamer led the opening laps. A mistake pushed him back, however, and the champion-to-be decided to play it safe, crossing the finish line in seventh and taking home the AMA ATV Motocross Championship.
“This title is a lifelong dream of mine, and today is a dream come true,” Creamer said. “Unfortunately, we couldn't run up front the whole race but we still pulled out the championship and that was my goal for this weekend.”
Josh Creamer made the move to the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team in 2010 and from his first test session aboard the QuadRacer R450, he was fast, comfortable, and ready to race for the title. Joining defending back-to-back champion Dustin Wimmer, Creamer had high expectations for his 2010 season and was looking to dethrone his new teammate. Creamer was easily the most consistent rider in the series this year, and with a quad that never failed him, he focused on the championship. Creamer took over the points lead from Wimmer at Round 3 of the series, never relinquishing the lead for the rest of the series. With his drive to succeed and the most successful and powerful sport quad on the market, Creamer secured his first championship.
This is Creamer’s first championship in the Pro class, but it certainly isn’t the QuadRacer’s first victory, as it’s been on top of the series for the past three years and has also clinched the Manufacturer’s Cup trophy for Suzuki. The Suzuki QuadRacer R450 claimed seven overall victories in 2010, making the Suzuki the most successful brand in the ATV Motocross series and earning another prestigious award for the powerful QuadRacer R450.
Dustin Wimmer, the AMA ATV Motocross champion in 2008 and 2009, came in second for the season behind his teammate. Wimmer claimed one overall victory this year aboard his QuadRacer R450 and multiple podium finishes, including his second-place finish at the Loretta Lynn finale.
AMA Pro ATV Results
1. Chad Wienen (Can)
2. Dustin Wimmer (Suz)
3. Jeremy Lawson (Suz)
4. Josh Upperman (Hon)
5. Thomas Brown (Yam)
6. Jermie Warnia (Can)
7. Josh Creamer (Suz)
8. Patrick Brown (Hon)
9. Nick Denoble (Hon)
10. Cody Grant (Suz)
In the Pro-Am Production class, Chase Snapp captured the Pro Am Production Championship with his 5th place finish. Jeffrey Rastrelli grabbed the $100 Idol Speed Holeshot award followed closely by Derek Swartfager and Travis Moore. The three riders battled side by side throughout the moto, with many lead changes throughout. At the end, it was still the Suzuki ride of Rastrelli in the first spot with the win. Although the battle for the lead was heated throughout the moto, it was Chase Snapp and Joel Hetrick the crowd was watching. Both riders had bad starts, with Snapp two positions ahead of Hetrick most of the moto. Just when Snapp looked to move into the third position, he spun in a corner and lost two positions, moving Hetrick into the lead. Although Hetrick was able to beat Snapp in the moto, it was Snapp who won the Pro Am Production championship by eight points over Hetrick.